Shooting at midnight film screening of the Dark Knight Rises

14 people confirmed dead after shooting at Denver screening of new Batman film

At least 14 people have been killed and 50 injured at a midnight shooting of the Dark Knight Rises.

A man wearing a ‘Bane-style’ gas mask and body armour hurled a tear gas bomb and opened fire at the screening, near Denver, Colorado.

Children as young as six are said to be among the victims of the massacre. An 80-year-old is believed to have been shot dead at point blank range.

Witness Paul Otermat told Sky news that he saw a man in a black jacket walk to the middle of the screen.

He says: ‘I thought it was a publicity stunt at first. Then he threw tear gas at the crowd and started firing shots.’

A man in his early 20s is in custody.

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